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    Hey I am no hater and I love good music, but am I the only person that was disappointed with Alicia Keys first cd? I love her new song and I just finished listening to snippets of her new cd and it seems much better than the first one.
    And on another topic...is it me or has Musiq and Glen Lewis totally switched their styles? Both seem to be swaying away from their neo soul roots with their new sexually charged songs.

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    :O musiq is singing about sexual matters?? please say it isn't so. what song would you be talking about?

    i'm also digging alicia's new song and the video is lovely..my favorite part is when she's dialoging with mos over the phone.

    i can take or leave glenn...don't know why. guess i'm a loyal stevie fan..lol.

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    I haven't heard Alicia Key's new album (no more cable) but i was very disappointed inthe 1st one. That sista has mad talent, she can blow and play that dang on piano, but I didnt get that from that first album. I enjoyed watching her live performances tho. I give her MAD props, but I'm glad I didnt spend my money on that first CD.

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    i'm with you. alica's 1st album did nothing for me. love the first singer. and i'm gonna take a switch after music if he switches up on me with some lame-o type songs

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    Wellz.. i learned from yall on here that Alicia wrote most of her first cd when she wuz like 16 yrz old... Hell she's only 21 now rite.. but its like a night n day difference between her first and 2nd release.. She's grown up alot, her talent is maturing, and the more adult creative juices are kicking in.

    Az for music i've seen his new video, I didn't notice anything over-sexual.. but then again I missed all the words, i just know the chorus..

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    Nah, I wasn't feeling Alicia's first CD either. It didn't live up to the hype at all.

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    I haven't listened to Alicia's new cd ( yet) but I agree... that first one wasn't fit to be a coaster. Musiq has always seemed very contrived to me, so... *yawn* I've liked a few of his songs but he's always seemed a little full of himself for my tastes. Glenn Lewis... I'm not impressed that much by his first studio album, and haven't heard the upcoming release... but the brother puts on an EXCELLENT show. I would LOVE to hear a live album. I think the shift in tone for these guys is due to the fall of the "neosoul" movement. It's not gonna be cool to be a "dirty backpacker" :-cre in 2004, and their labels know that, so what choices do they have other than to subtly change gears or to go indie? Since they are bound by their contracts, they're gonna do what they need to do to stay in the game.

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    I hope Ms. Keys let someone else have more influence over her songs. That was the problem with Songs in A Minor. Everyone isn't Lauryn Hill (of course...Lauryn isn't really Lauryn Hill anymore).

    Glenn and Musiq gotta eat. Sex sells. (though I'd rather not see Musiq singing about crotches with his one eye)

    And don't you forget ittttttt....

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    I didn't care for the first CD either...Just saw the new video last night and I can't wait for this album...Mos Def is so sexy in a he's not so PHINE way...

    I think AK is going to be like India.Arie I only liked brown skin on the first album but the second album was BANGING...

    KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED

    LJ

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    (though I'd rather not see Musiq singing about crotches...

    :-cre LOL...thats funny! Why you talkin about that boys lazy eye...LOL.
    Yeah I guess sex does sell...but I appreciate an artist when they stay true to themseleves instead of trying to sell a record so much.

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    I guess I'm the oddball because I loved Alicia's first cd. And I love Musiq too. I've only heard one of his new songs and I like it, at least he's not singin' about feelin' on somebody's booty. As for Glenn Lewis, I skimmed through his first cd once and haven't touched it since.

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    Alicia's first CD wasn't bad at all. It was the hype that made people expect so much more but if you think back on it, it was a good album. I can't wait until Tuesday to pick the new one up.

    I love Musiq but I just don't think that he can make me feel anything more than "Halfcrazy". That is still one of my favorite songs and I still haven't gotten tired of listening to it. I'm gonna check out his album too.

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    Me: love Musiq... but hopes he stays loyal to his roots... although im not really feeling that first song off his new album

    Haven't been an Alicia Keys fan, but this first song is making me a believer.. let's hope this album is much better than the first one I did NOT buy...

    Glenn Lewis is okay... I'm undecided about him at this point...

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    rkj223, you jus wrong for dat! lol

    I guess i'm one of the few that was really feelin' Ms. Key's first album...the slower songs especially.

    Now musiq i donno what's going on with homeboy. his first album was bangin', second album was so- so, and now from what i heard on the radio, his new song sounds 'typical'.

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    I know that somebody posted this already but I'm not sure if it was still working. Here's her song "If I ain't got you" live. It's another track off of her album and if anyone is picking it up tomorrow make sure that you go to Target or Circuit City because the CD will be 9.99 and a bonus DVD will come with it.

    Here's the track.

    http://download.server2.come2store.com/vco...ton.info%5D.asf

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    Did anyone listen to the song?

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    I hope Ms. Keys let someone else have more...

    I think Lauryn is more Lauryn than she's been before (she admits this on the Unplugged album).

    I wasn't too crazy about the first songs Alicial released (didn't buy the 1st album) I love the new Alicia Keys song and got the cd last night after hearing a few snippets on the radio.
    Silly me! Between last night and this morning I misplaced the cd in my room! I was planning on listening to it on my way to school this morning.

    I've only heard snippets of Musiq's new song, but haven't heard anything too sexual. How sexual do people in this thread mean?? In his last album he had a song reminicent of Marvin Gayes' "I want you" I love both of his cds.

    What else have you heard?

    Venetter

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    Well now I can add my two cents. Yesterday my friend gave me a copy of Alicia Keys and Musiq's new album Soulstar. I was looking forward to hearing Alicia's album because I love her single so much. The album is much better than Songs in A Minor (I didn't spend money on that one, thank goodness), but it wasn't something I would listen to on the regular. I feel she has matured tremendously but the flavor of the album just wasn't my taste.
    I really started to hate hearing Musiq dragging along so much on his songs. He wasn't ever a grade A singer so I wasn't expecting much from his cd but boy was I wrong. I love it. He has a very nice blend of songs and none of them are sexually charged or tasteless. I think the single he put out does the album no justice at all. I think that everyone will be pleased once the cd is released.

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    I also bought Alicia Key's new album yesterday. It's a more mature sound than her first, which I also have and happen to like. The Diary of AK is one of those albums that will take a while to grow on me. There were just a few songs that I can say that I really like. I liked many of the others, but they didn't really jumped out at me. However, I felt this way initially about some of my now favorite albums.

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    The funny thing is my father says that Alicia use a sample from the old group Main Ingredients...he let me hear it and Alicia's song sounds just like it...all the way down to the ohhhhh...I ain't mad at her though...puffy does it all the time and it works for him.

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    I really started to hate hearing Musiq dragging along...

    Hey QueenLena
    Maybe I have to listen to Musiq's new cd in my car because what I heard here at work over the Internet didn't sound too good...and no it didn't seem like the other songs on the cd were sexually charge, but he did throw me off with that being his first single...

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    I love Musiq!! I bought his 2nd album after seeing him in concert (he's great live) and can't wait to get his 3rd. I have faith in him staying true to his style and will be lined up at Target on the 9th (I think that's when it comes out).

    Venetter

    p.s. Is Jill Scott ever coming back??

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    i was extremely dissapointed with AK's first album, it just made me feel like she wasn't as talented as she was being marketed as....

    glenn lewis really threw me for a loop with his new song. i haven't heard musiq's new stuff but we'll see. i'm still having a hard time adapting to his second album. his remake of the Issac Hayes song "something" threw me off but whatever...

    by the way...
    i heard that alicia keys new song was a Michael Jackson remake?
    hmmmm....she's losing me here...

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    I think all the hype and overexposure lead many of us to be dissappointd in the first Alicia Keyes album. But for myself I found that once all the hype died down, this CD really was good. I think the second album will be better because it does seem that she has grown as an artist and as a person. But this CD may suffer from the same overexposure, as much as I love that first track, I am getting tired of hearing it three times a day!

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    I didn't like Alicia's first cd either. I'm glad i didn't buy it. I like the new single though. I hope the second cd is better.

    I noticed the same thing about Musiq. He's changed. Or his marketing department has changed. I liked the first cd, don't care for the rest (especially the videos).

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    OKAY....MISS KEY'S FIRST ALBUM HAD A few songs on there that i liked.... and i have the NEW album...CAN YOU SAY...TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED... it seems that her method is to get you hooked on this old-skool sound for her first hit (i.e. "Fallin" & "u don't know my name") and then the rest of the cd is trash...well the first cd was major trash, and this one is just semi-trash... there are a few goodones on there...but it is not a "banger"... like a "mama's gun".... so... sowwy miss keys.. i love your talent, but i ain't crazy bout ya albums... although i will continue to buy her stuff, because i am truly impressed with her talent.

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    Why can't Ms. Keys make a good CD? From what I'm reading...you hear get the good songs on the radio.

    The Lauryn Hill of Miseducation is no more, sadly.
    If this Unplugged Lauryn is really her...that's cool, I guess.
    Glad I bought that cd used.
    I wonder why we haven't heard more music from her.

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    i like lauryns new music and image...its all about themessage and she has definitely got one...don't people get sick of hearing the same ole crap...i definitely do....

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    WHAT....!!!!

    Diary of AK is totally HOT!!! I am listening to it right now and I am truly digging her songs...

    Definitely a more sophisticated and mature sound than the first one...but I LUVED the first one too...

    ...there is only like one song that I may skip over and for me...that is like gold...there is ALWAYS at least one that is like ...some of my favorites

    ...the intro harlem's nocturne
    ...karma
    ...if I ain't got you]/b]
    ...if I was your woman/walk on by
    ...when you really love someone

    ...and OF COURSE you don't know my name

    there are more...but enough already...

    The album is nice and smooth...wonderful demonstration of her great talent...I am very anxious to hear her music as the years go on...

    ...just my cup of tea...

    Peace...
    nubian

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